Man is there a lot of information on the Internet these days. But how much of it is real and how much is an attempt at marketing a product?
Many times that product could be a wonder supplement or that new drug that just hit the market for a condition that was actually created for the new drug. Sound far-fetched? It’s not. Examples include osteopenia (“pre” osteoporosis), exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
If it’s a prescription, you would hope that your doctor is up to date on all the research possible before he or she prescribes you a drug, new or otherwise. The catch is that most doctors, specialists included, are about TWENTY YEARS behind the research. For some things, like probiotics and the microbiome, most doctors are over a CENTURY behind. Yes, over one hundred years of research still not being used to keep you healthy.
Even when a doctor thinks he or she understands the research, the understanding may have come from an add or a drug rep buying lunch. While your doctor THINKS that Lipitor will lower your rate of a heart attack by 50% (relative risk), the number is closer to a less-than-stunning 1%. Yes, you have to treat 1,000 people for 5 years to prevent 11 heart attacks. That’s 1% of the people taking statins who actually benefit. Doesn’t sound worth the side effects.
This website is designed to serve as a resource for you to help iron out what is true, what is overplayed and what is outright dangerous. Every article, regardless of how contradictory it may sound, is backed up by the medical research linked to in the articles. It is my sincere hope that you will find your answers for leading a healthier life here.
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The topics covered here are vast, but there are a few topics that I tend to cover more often. These include:
- Chronic migraine headaches
- Seizures and epilepsy
- Heart disease and stroke / cholesterol issues
- Diabetes, obesity and weight loss
- Cognitive loss, memory issues, Alzheimer’s Dementia and Parkinson’s disease
Feel free to drop me a line anytime with feedback on articles or ideas for new ones. Happy reading!
James Bogash, DC